Philips HTL2160 60-Watt 5.1-Channel Sound Bar

  • Model #: HTL2160/F7
  • Web Code: 10245603
(41 ratings)


Boost your home entertainment audio experience with this Philips Bluetooth sound bar. Equipped with twin tweeters, this sound bar delivers crystal-clear audio and heart-pounding bass. Philips Virtual Surround Sound brings an immersive, cinematic audio experience to your living room, and Bluetooth lets you easily stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

More Information

  • Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device
  • Audio in lets you connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player or laptop to play music
  • Plug in your USB devices to enjoy MP3/WMA music
  • Virtual Surround Sound delivers immersive surround sound that rivals that of a 5.1-channel speaker system
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound brings out a cinematic experience
  • Twin tweeters deliver superior clarity
  • External subwoofer delivers deep bass
  • Compact, low-profile design fits in front of your TV

What's in the Box?

  • 1 x AAA Battery
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Remote Control
  • Safety & Legal Leaflet
  • Trademarks Sheet
  • World Wide Warranty Leaflet

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Jun 14, 2015

It WAS a really good sound bar until...

I loved this sound bar when I first got it. Sounded great for the money. However less than a year in, and the sound started flickering and now its dead and not working properly. I will have to get a new one.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 13, 2015

Great Value, very good initial impression

Needed more/better sound than my LCD TV provides. Bought this unit, and especially at this price point, couldn't be happier. It may not be as good as systems >$250, but it performs better than I'd expect for >$150. Small sub delivers a very decent punch, and general audio quality is very good. Sure there are some quirks, but if this is the price point you're looking at, I think you'll be very happy with the unit. Quirks: - volume, bass, treble settings all reset every time unit is powered off - can only have one BT connection at a time (may connect to the "wrong" paired device when wanting to listen to music over BT)

  • from Burlington, ON
  • Jan 09, 2015

Great Value

I recommend this purchase if you are living in a small apartment or condo or for setting up in a bedroom, small game room, etc. For the price [...], you can't go wrong. The sound quality isn't great but like I said it's good enough for small rooms. The subwoofer also isn't that great but together with the soundbar it's a lot better than just using your TV's speakers. Easy to set up, many different ways to hook up to the TV though cables are NOT included, most people should have spare coaxial cables, optical cables, etc. Bluetooth connectivity works great. The surround sound option just makes it sound like you're in a large room and there's an echo so I wouldn't recommend it. Actually, if you're watching sports, the surround sound makes it seem like you are actually at the game! So I guess if you're into that, it's pretty cool. It has adjustable bass and treble but if you reset the bass, you can only go two levels higher. Overall, they are a great value and I would highly recommend if you're looking for something inexpensive for a small room.

  • from Mississauga
  • Dec 01, 2014

Okay but don't expect much

Just bought this last week to make up for the crappy sound on my 39 inch LED. As a home theatre enthusiast I didn't want to spend allot of money on a sound bar. From a volume perspective, this sound bar I'd much better than the tv speakers. However, the build quality is cheap, the sub woofer is barely a woofer and the surround feature is horrible. But if you just want to watch TV and listen to music at a moderate volume, you'll be satisfied. it does what it's supposed to do at a low price. Just don't expect high fidelity here. Don't expect much when playing music at higher volumes. The bluetooth feature works well though. Remember for a good quality sound bar you will probably have to spend at least $500 plus a sub. Buy this if you want something cheap for a bedroom or kids area.

  • from Belleville, ON
  • Nov 12, 2014


The product I bought is as good as advertised. Easy assembly, great sound for those of us who are not discriminating audiophiles.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Sep 06, 2014

Excellent Value

I bought this because I'd just purchased a projector. Although the projector had a good picture, the internal speaker gave terrible sound. So, I went to the store, listened to several different sound bars and chose this one because it had great sound at a very reasonable price. It makes the experience of watching movies and TV episodes a heck of a lot better. And I can also connect my iPhone to it over BT. This is an excellent buy.

  • from Laval, QC
  • Aug 03, 2014


Excellent sound bar for the price. Much better sound than any LCD or PLASMA TV on the market. Philips has been making TV, Speakers and Radios long before any other competitor out there. So go for it....You wont be disappointed.....

  • from nellis air force base
  • Jun 20, 2014

awesome for the price

Sounds better then the tv's speakers and I can stream music from my phone via Bluetooth. Not bad for the price.

  • from Montreal
  • Feb 28, 2014


Overall a great device. For a 60watt system the sound is clear and crisp. Bluetooth option is awesome and works well. Surround Sound option sounds more like a Concert Hall effect while watching TV or a movie. Very happy with this purchase.

  • from Châteauguay, QC
  • Feb 28, 2014

Not compatible

For the price great little soundbar and woofer. Sound is much improved over lcd flat screen tv , but not compatible with Videotron PVR remote. So you have to select volume with your tiny little remote from Phillips sound bar, 1 3/4 X 3 1/2. Quite annoying for the home entertainment enthusiast.

  • from Waterloo, ON
  • Feb 22, 2014

Good performance and excellent price.

Great sound at an affordable price. Unfortunately, this unit does not come with an optical cable, so that has to be purchased separately. Also, volume levels are reset each time you turn on the sound bar, so you have to constantly adjust volume, bass and treble back to your preferred settings. Otherwise this is a great value overall/.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 14, 2014

Sound Bar

Excellent entry for beginners or if your looking to amplify current sound. Surround sounds has an echo. One if the best features is sound controls on the device if you lose the tiny control.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Feb 12, 2014


For the price it's decent. We use it in our home gym so it wasn't necessary for us to spend alot of money. The sound can get a little tinny sounding but overall not bad for the price. Wouldn't use for main room TV or TV that you watch your movies on.

  • from Toronto
  • Feb 11, 2014


Good Sound, Good Price??

  • from Springford, ON
  • Feb 02, 2014

Excellent quality that is affordable

Sound bar provides excellent sound at a reasonable price. Huge improvement over TV speakers. Wired sub woofer limits location, but perfect for a small room. Only complaint is that it does not come with the optical cable and it does not tell you that on the web site, so ending up waiting another week for cable to arrive to get it hooked up. Overall very happy with purchase.

  • from Stratford Ontario
  • Jan 29, 2014

Good Product

Works well and sound is good. Good price for what you get.

  • from Toronto
  • Jan 29, 2014

Clear Sound

I like to think that I have pretty high standards wrt sound quality. This soundbar surprised me with a nice clear response curve, wide feature set, a full set of connectivity options, handy remote, and all at half the price of comparable units. I don't need a wireless woofer, so this is perfect. It's one of my better buys.

  • from Red Deer, AB
  • Jan 18, 2014

Very Happy with my purchase

I wanted something to enhance the sound when watching movies. This works perfectly! Excellent value for what I paid. Very happy with my purchase!

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Jan 11, 2014

Great value

Comparing apples with apples (ie soundbars only and not full 5.1 stereo systems), this is very good value. The only small complaint is the echo sounding surround effect. Other than that, perfect for my room of limited space. Turns watching movies into a new experience. Streaming my tablet's music is nice and easy.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 06, 2014

Worth it!

It replaced my phone dock in my room! You cannot go wrong with [price]! Sound quality is not too bad!

  • from London, Ont.
  • Jan 03, 2014

Just Okay

I bought this unit as it seemed to be a good deal for it. After hooking it up, I was less than impressed with the sound. The bass is not very powerful and the surround sound option is not really surround type sound, but a very annoying echo. At 60 watts the volume is okay, but not great. I did not keep this unit, returning it a day later. If you are looking for a less expensive sound bar that works okay, then this would work. But spending a bit more for an upgrade would be wise.

  • from Toronto
  • Dec 31, 2013

steal at this price!

At this price, one of the best deals ever! Great sound and very compact, have a surround system in my rec room that cost me thousands more, to be honest other than a little more bass and volume not much differnt then this little marvel! Go buy it, won't be disappointed!

  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Dec 27, 2013


Good for streaming with Bluetooth but has weak bass

  • from Rosemere, QC
  • Dec 02, 2013

Excellent value

I bought this bar for my livingroom, I didn't want to spend a lot and I'm very happy with the value of this product. What I wanted was Bluetooth connectivity and all the other options were almost double the price. Excellent option for any phone / tablet.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Nov 17, 2013

Great sound bar

Bought this a few weeks ago and I am very pleased with my purchase. It was easy to set up and the sound is pretty good. This system was worth the money.

  • from Saskatchewan
  • Nov 09, 2013

Phillips Sound Bar

I needed a system to provide sound from my computer and this one has many input options. I read the other reviews and decided to giving a try. I'm very happy with this product, it sounds great and sits nicely in front of my tv without looking clunky or out of place.

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Nov 08, 2013

Philips Sound Bar (HTL2160/F7)

This sound bar is an excellent solution for people with a tv that has a great image but lousy audio. Great sound quality. Remote has a good layout and is fast in it's response time. Looks are streamlined and should match well with any tv. Multiple inputs makes it a versatile unit.

  • from Abbotsford, BC
  • Sep 23, 2013

Best features sound quality in price range

this sleek and stylish tiny unit delivers nice sound and great features in this price range. Offers the option to play music from mobile devices or notebook via Bluetooth,also have a USB to listen music by directly plugging USB device in and you can also listen to your ipod music via Aux input, connects to tv and DVD players via RCA and optical in. Strongly recommended.

  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Aug 07, 2013

No complaints

I shopped around and it was an exceptionally good price and there is nothing wrong with the sound. all and all I am happy with my purchase

  • from Lethbridge
  • Jul 31, 2013

Good system for bedroom

Got this system on sale and hooked it up with digital optical in my room. Virtual surround is a bit funky but overall the sound is awesome. I love the Bluetooth connectivity to my iPhone!!! For the price this is a quality unit!

  • from Moncton, NB
  • Jul 26, 2013

Great feature packed unit!

Really nice sound and great features for the money. Absolutely no hesitation, I recommend this product! Sounds much better than standard speakers and most people will love it! I am pleasantly surprised!! Bluetooth, optical in, just can't beat it.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jun 05, 2013

Great Soundbar for the price

This Soundbar is an incredible upgrade from the typical speakers that come in most of the new Flat Screen TVs. I have never experienced any other soundbars, but compared to the speakers in TVs, I don't think I can ever go back. The Subwoofer is also a fantastic bonus, in that it adds significantly to games, movies, etc. One caveat is that the "Surround" feature is not surround at all. All it does is adds an echo to everything on the screen, which doesn't sound too bad for background / music... but makes listening to people speaking rather annoying.

  • from Georgetown, ON
  • May 19, 2013

Great Soundbar for the Price

I got this on sale and I am impressed. Drastically improves the sound quality. Being Dolby Digital is a HUGE bonus. Other sound bars that are not Dolby Digital play nothing but static if your TV is sending a Dolby signal via Optical or Digi Coax. Easy assembly, sleek, and mounted nicely to the wall. The "True Surround" setting is not to my liking because I don't care for stadium echo/reverb. Overall though it is great for an entry level sound bar.